ERIC Number: ED355434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Quality Work Force Planning for the 21st Century. A Renewed Challenge for Education and Training Providers, Business, Industry, and Labor.
Butler, Mark; And Others
A partnership among the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Department of Commerce was formed in 1987 to challenge representatives from education, training, business, industry, and labor to adopt a cooperative regional view of common needs and proposed solutions. As a result, 24 Quality Work Force Planning Committees were developed in 24 regions of the state. During the 1991-92 program year, the regions developed and implemented service delivery plans that had a number of effects: increased partnerships to support career and technical education and training programs; improved communication and dissemination of labor market information; and improved programs through provision of leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance. Projected outcomes of the cooperative planning include the following: (1) development of career path information for targeted occupations; (2) prominent involvement by business, industry, and labor in determining priorities for career and technical education; (3) increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness; (4) significant numbers of highly skilled workers trained in targeted occupations; (5) improved educational support for economic development; (6) models to assess skill standards and competencies; and (7) a statewide career guidance system based on regional labor market information. (Appendixes constituting approximately half the document provide the following: map of Quality Work Force Planning Regions, the Quality Work Force Planning rules, targeted industries and occupations by region, results from 12 of the regions, and comparison of Quality Work Force Planning committees and tech prep consortia.) Contains nine references. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Economic Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Futures (of Society), Institutional Cooperation, Labor Force Development, Models, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.; Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas